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« on: December 16, 2020, 11:40:21 am »

Interesting news............

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55322340
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2020, 04:00:06 pm »

Bad news IMO (in my opinion), If we are serious about the climate we need to fly a LOT less, not be expanding facilities so as to permit of more flying.
It also sets a worrying precedent as this ruling shows that promises and undertakings are worthless as they can later be overturned by the courts.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2020, 04:32:32 pm »

Bad news IMO (in my opinion), If we are serious about the climate we need to fly a LOT less, not be expanding facilities so as to permit of more flying.
Who 'we'?
It also sets a worrying precedent as this ruling shows that promises and undertakings are worthless as they can later be overturned by the courts.
The courts interpret the law, they do not make policy.

I would suggest that those who make the promises and undertakings make sure that what they are stating is compliant with the law in the first place.
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